Ok – this isn’t technically a “recipe,” but I thought I’d share it on here anyway, because we really like it and I know there are lots of people who may have never tried it! I also make it “Sandra Lee style” by adding a few extra ingredients to help spice it up. Stephen and I both think it’s really yummy. :)
What you’ll need:
Zatarain’s Jambalaya with Cheese (box mix)
1 package smoked sausage (whatever style you prefer – we use turkey)
red pepper flakes
In a saucepan or skillet (you’ll need one that has a lid) heat up a few drizzles of olive oil. Brown your sausage in this. While the sausage is browning, use a zester or micro-grater and add a few cloves of garlic to the pan. Add a pinch or two of red pepper flakes. (This is totally up to you – add as much or as little as you like. Fair warning though - it kicks up the heat quickly, so be careful.) When the sausage is browned, follow the directions on the box - add 2 1/2 cups water and the rice/cheese mixture, bring to a boil, then stir, reduce heat, cover with lid, and let simmer for 20-25 minutes. Voila! Super fast, super easy, super yummy.
We like to eat ours with a little bit of toasted french bread.
We usually have enough left over for 1 person to eat it for lunch the next day. (The box says it serves 5, but it lies. It serves about 2 and a half.)